Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

’40s DONALD W. BAUMGARTNER MCDS’49 received the 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award presented by BizTimes Media. Baumgartner is the founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp. He is pictured at right with BizTimes founder Dan Meyer. ’50s ANNE (NELSON) WEISSMAN MDS’54 would like to share the following note with the MDS class of 1954: “Sorry to miss our party. I have been so busy that … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

A Job (and Career) Well Done

Laura Fuller is set to retire following nine years as USM’s head of school. When Laura Fuller arrived at University School of Milwaukee in 2011, she was given the charge to build upon a very good school and make it an even better one. Hired as the school’s first female head, she was seen as a strong leader, excellent collaborator, and wonderful listener—qualities that have … Continue reading A Job (and Career) Well Done

The American Dream

Raj Chetty ’97 won the A.SK Social Science Award 2019, which is awarded by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and includes a $200,000 prize. Chetty was awarded for his research on poverty and social mobility. Chetty recently appeared on Amanpour & Co. Click here to watch him discuss the fading American dream and how he is working to make it attainable for everyone. Continue reading The American Dream

Between a Rock and a Strongman

Eric Dawson ’99 has always been fascinated with feats of strength. Growing up working at his family’s limestone quarry business, Lannon Stone Products in Sussex, WI, he would lift heavy boulders for fun. He spent summers mining decorative field stone—a physically demanding job involving pulling rocks out of the earth with sledgehammers and crow bars. By the time he enrolled at USM for his freshman … Continue reading Between a Rock and a Strongman

USM Receives Award of Excellence

USM was one of 27 schools in the state to receive the 2018–19 Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). It is the second time the school has received the award, which recognizes achievements in sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership, and character. “To be one of 27 schools in the state to earn this award is a huge honor for USM,” said Director … Continue reading USM Receives Award of Excellence